Full-Time Gambling Prevention Specialist

The Gambling Prevention Specialist is responsible for prevention, community relations and public education. They plan, coordinate and implement agency’s gambling prevention initiatives.  The Gambling Prevention Specialist is responsible for implementing policies and procedures of the prevention services.  They assess individual and community needs and risks in relation to problem gambling behaviors. They develop educational presentations and other strategies and programs in relation to the prevention of problem gambling.  They monitor and ensure compliance with grant and regulatory requirements.  They are responsible for promotion of the agency, including planning and implementing marketing strategies – including press releases, mailings, written and personal communications, brochures, information packets and speaking engagements.  They participate in agency staff meetings, in-service training and agency-wide staff activities as appropriate or as scheduled by supervisor.  They will assist in writing and implementing prevention grants.  Responsible for maintaining professional standards of ethics, and thorough knowledge and implementation of client confidentiality, client rights and grievance policies and procedures. They develop and maintain a positive personal and agency relationship with all stakeholders including referral sources and community resources, as well as relates and works well with peers and other agency staff in a professional team approach.  Certification status must be maintained.

Bachelor Degree in Community/Public Health Education, Social Work or Human Services. Appropriate license or certification, i.e. OCPS-I, OCPS-II, CHES.Knowledge of gambling prevention and behavioral health preferred.

Background Check and Alcohol and Drug Screen required.

Pay: $32,500 – $48,000 annually

Benefits: Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Flexible schedule, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid Time Off, Professional development assistance, Referral program, Retirement plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision insurance

To apply, forward resume with cover letter to Wendy Dixon, Executive Assistant, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, 9083 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio 44060, FAX 440 205-2685. rstickle@lgrc.us  EOE